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Latin name - Aphantopus hyperantus

Flight period - June to August

Wingspan 4.8 to 5.2 cm, 1.89 to 2.05 inch.

The Ringlet is a medium-sized butterfly, sooty brown all over. A butterfly of woodland rides and edges, hedgerows and damp grassland; bramble and wild privet flowers are favourite nectar sources. They can be seen flying with a characteristic bobbing movement even on dull days. They have three eyespots on the underside of the forewing and five eyespots on the underside of the hindwings.

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